While most flagship phones are getting ever bigger there are plenty of people who’d prefer a small handset. Sadly as popular opinion at the moment seems to be that bigger is better the smaller handsets are usually a little underpowered, but that’s not always the case as there are still some great ones. Here then are some small sized phones that you will find interesting and amazing.
Small, discreet and completely innocent looking, this tiny 'key fob phone' has been widely advertised as a 'fun item'. It was hugely popular with UK prisoners, even though they can only text and call – that’s all they need it to do anyway. These tiny phones are easily sneaked into prisoners and used to contact people outside of the cells. If caught this can lead to two addtional years in prison. This doesn’t seem to stop them though – 7,000 handsets and SIM cards were seized in English prisons last year alone.
Screen: 1.1 inch LED color screen(128*128px)
Talk time: 120-180 minutes
Stanby time: 80-120 hours
BTW, there are also versions of Rolls-Royce, Farrari, Porche, Bentley etc.
Just launched in Japan, the WX06A is officially the world’s smallest phone. Due to the teeny tiny size of the phone it doesn’t have a camera and talk time battery is just 2 hours. But you are still able to text, make calls and send emails – it even has a fold out antenna so you can get better signal. This little phone, which comes in black, white and pink, is only available in Japan at the moment. The question is, will anyone be able to use the keys?!
Screen: 1.0 inch OLED color screen (96*96px)
Talk time: 120 minutes
Stanby time: 300 hours
1. Modu 1
Only recently beaten by the Willcom, The Modu 1 was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Lightest Phone until 2013. The handset weighs just over forty grams and measures a mere 72 x 37 x 7.8 mm. However, the Modu 1’s diminutive size doesn’t prevent it from performing most of the functions you need from a phone. It’s able to make calls, send SMS messages, play MP3s and take photos. For some of these functions you may need to use attachments, bulking up the size a little, but this phone is still a wonder of micro design.Size: 72.1 x 37.6 x 7.8 mm
2. Modu T
Modu T is the next generation of Modu 1. It is world's lightest touchscreen phone.
Size: 75 x 46.5 x 11mm
Screen: 2.2” resistive touch screen (240 x 320 px)
Talk time: 180 minutes
Stanby time: 312 hours
The Xun Chi 138 is more like a chic phone as it comes in pink color. The stylus neatly fits at the back of the phone. The handset weighs just 55 grams and utilises a touch screen that makes the most of handwriting recognition technology. As the handset is too small for a keypad, or a big enough touch keyboard, the handwriting recognition technology is incredibly important. This tiny phone has managed to cram in the technology necessary to run an MP3 player and camera, as well as a video recorder.
The phone is difficult to get hold of both in Europe and China. Actually it is quite mysterious and no one knows who made it and where it came from. You cannot even find it in Taobao.com - Chinese version of eBay. (Chinese people always says that you can find almost everything offered for sale on the website, of course it's half joking but it probably is the truth!)
Size: 67.3 x 32.9 x 19.2 mm
Screen: 1.33”LCD touchscreen (128 x 160 px)
Talk time: 2-3 hours
Stanby time: 2-5 days
The Card phone is a basic mobile phone the size of a credit card. It is small enough to fit into a wallet, and can be useful as a backup phone.
Aside from water resistance, the CM1-Aqua has a six-day standby time, FM radio and vibrating alert–features carried over from the last version of the Card phone, the C1-Pro.
Screen: OLED touchscreen (128 x 160 px)
Talk time: 3 hours
Stanby time: 6 days
Talkase is a sleek and slim mini GSM mobile phone and iPhone case all in one. The size of your typical credit card, Talkase can be used as a standalone phone or can connect with your current smartphone via Bluetooth plus it can be stored conveniently in your Talkase iPhone case.
Size: 86×48×5.5 mm
Screen: 1.1inch OLED screen (128*36 px)
Talk time: 2.5-3 hours
Stanby time: 4-5 days